Stuart Hoegner, Jerry Brito Release New Book, “The Law of Bitcoin”


-+*Stuart Hoegner, General Counsel to the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Jerry Brito, Executive Director of Coin Center, and a number of top legal experts released a new book, “The Law of Bitcoin,” this month. The book is the first of its kind to dig into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom,… Read more »

Ripple Labs Settlement Demonstrates the Perils of Piecemeal AML Compliance and Delayed Implementation

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-+*The Ripple Labs settlement agreement, the first civil enforcement action brought against a digital currency exchange, demonstrates the perils of piecemeal AML compliance and delayed implementation. Earlier this week, Ripple Labs, the popular payment system, currency exchange and remittance network, reached a settlement with FinCEN and the US DOJ in which it acknowledged AML compliance… Read more »

AML Expert David Long on Balancing Regulation and Innovation


-+*As part of the Digital Currency Council’s Continuing Education partnership with Virtual Currency Today, the DCC’s Vice President, Sarah Martin, had the opportunity to interview the thought leaders that will be speaking at the Virtual Currency Today Summit on April 29, 2015. Today, we share insights from interviews David Long, Northern California Fraud Prevention Solutions… Read more »

California Virtual Currency Legislation

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-+*On February 27, 2015, California Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, chairman of the state’s Banking and Finance Committee, introduced Assembly Bill 1326, which would prohibit a person from engaging in California in the business of “virtual currency” without a license from the California Department of Business Oversight, unless such person otherwise qualifies for one of a limited number… Read more »

Creating a Bitcoin Ecosystem that Reduces Human Suffering


-+*If you hold Bitcoin hoping its value will increase, you should consider investing it in human development.  Bitcoin can help lift women out of poverty by eliminating the barriers to control over their economic lives. Bitcoin promises to overcome hurdles associated with traditional banking: high transaction fees, inaccessibility to capital and savings instruments, gender-based restrictions… Read more »

Building a Legal Practice on the Cutting Edge


-+*I was 24 years old when I founded Saper Law Offices.  From the outset, I had one hyper-focused mission:  to build a niche practice representing creative entrepreneurs and innovative business organizations. Considering my age (and probably my gender), in order to attract clients, I established myself as an expert in areas of the law that… Read more »

Virtual Currency – Is it an Answer to Dispensary Banking Problems?


-+*In the United States, marijuana still carries federal offenses despite being legalized in some states. Given that the traditional banking industry is regulated by the federal government, most banks have been slow to accept (and service) legal dispensary and related business activity, even if individuals or businesses are legitimate under state law and attempt to… Read more »